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Category Archives: Social Media
Taiwanese news on Monmouthpedia
The Monmouthpedia project has been getting a lot of coverage lately, but you know they’ve made it when Next Media Animation feature them:
Monmouth is now a “Wikipedia town,” which means it’s riddled with QR codes that bring information to smartphone users with the click of a button. Monmouth, birthplace of King Henry V, is the first town to play host to project, hence the title, “Monmouthpedia.”
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was excited about the project. “Bringing a whole town to life on Wikipedia is something new and is a testament to the forward-thinking people of Monmouth,” raved Wales.
The QR codes are printed on long-lasting plaques to ensure they’ll be around for a while. Wikipedia will be using QRpedia, a mobile Web based system that uses QR codes to deliver Wikipedia articles to users. As articles can be instantly edited and updated, some believe this will be…
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This is Wikipedia’s infographic summarising the Monmouthpedia project.
Monmouth becomes first Wikipedia Town
Monmouthpedia QR Plaque close-up, a photo by Monnowman on Flickr.
On 19 May 2012, Monmouth became the world’s first “Wikipedia Town”, a project using free WiFi and QR codes on plaques distributed around the town which link smartphone users to Wikipedia articles about places of interest in the visitor’s language.
Monmouthshire Social Media Surgery on Fri 25 Mar
I shall be at the Monmouthshire Social Media Surgery on Fri 25 Mar in Chepstow.